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Emergency Preparedness Resources

Explore emergency preparedness resources to help prepare your business for the unexpected.


Prepare Your Business for Emergencies

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Coastal Storms & Hurricanes

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage from storm surge, wind damage, rip currents, and flooding.

Start preparing now to keep your employees and business safe if a hurricane impacts your area.

Know Your Zone and Make a Plan


More than 43​​%​ of cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses. Most businesses aren't prepared to respond to an incident,​ ​or aware of tools and best practices that can be used to protect against common threats.

Explore free and effective tools you can use today to reduce your business' cyber risk.

​​Learn​​​​​ ​​​​​​​how to protect your business, customers, and data from cyberattacks

Emergency Planning

Disasters are surprisingly common in New York City, and it's essential that you protect your investments. Here are some simple, low or no-cost steps you can take today to be prepared:

Create a business continuity and emergency activation plan

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat often results in the highest annual number of deaths among all weather-related hazards.

Learn How to Prepare for Extreme Heat

NYC’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation is any cost-effective and sustained action taken to reduce the long-term risk to human life, property, and infrastructure from hazards. It is estimated that for every $1 dollar invested in hazard mitigation, $6 is saved in the long-term.

NYC’s Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies the hazards that pose a risk to the city and actions city agencies are taking to reduce the impacts of these hazards.

Learn more about New York City's Hazard Mitigation Plan

Partners in Preparedness

​Partners in Preparedness​​ is NYC Emergency Management's nationally recognized program that helps organizations prepare their employees, services, and facilities for emergencies.

Learn more and join Partners in Preparedness

Power Outages

Bad weather is the most common reason for power outages. Traffic, construction accidents​,​ and animals also can damage electric equipment and interrupt power.

​​Learn ​​​​​​​how to keep your business up and running during a power outage​​.

Ready New York for Business

Preparing for disruptions is important, whether you run a public, private, community, or nonprofit organization. Creating a​n emergency management plan​ ​​does not ​take a lot of time or money.

Take Action to Prepare Your Business

Understand Your Flood Risk

​For small business owners in NYC, flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster. Floods can cause damage to your inventory and equipment, interrupt your operations, or even shut down your business for good.

Learn how to prepare for flooding and minimize damage
Summer thunderstorm raining on the intersection of Broadway and 12th Street in New York City

Business Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool

Find out how ready your business is to handle disruptions, understand risks, and get tailored recommendations to improve your emergency preparedness.

Use the Self-Assessment Tool